If you picture your honeymoon on a tropical palm fringed beach, with stunning views, plenty of activities, historical sites and vibrant culture, then Antigua could be just the place. Having recently won The Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination at the World Travel Awards, you’re sure to find plenty of Antigua honeymoon packages. Here are the top romantic things to do on your Antiguan honeymoon.
Dance on top of Shirley Heights
High above the historic English Harbour and UNESCO World Heritage Nelson’s Dockyard lies Shirley Heights. Hike to the top and you’ll be met with stunning romantic views over the bay. There’s also a vibrant local atmosphere up here with performances by people playing steel drums, reggae bands and traditional Antiguan barbecues.
See the Pillars of Hercules from a sunset cruise
One of the best romantic activities to do on a honeymoon here is to go for sail or a sunset cruise. The conditions here make it one of the best sailing destinations in the world. The unique rock formations of the Pillars of Hercules are best scene from the water and make a perfect addition to any cruise itinerary. The pillars also make for a great dive location where you can see fish such as blue tang, sergeant majors and red snappers, among others.
Stroll around Wadadli Animal Nature Park
Set up by former West Indian cricketer, Dave Joseph, the Wadadli Animal Nature Park makes for a great day out and gives you something different to see other than marine animals. A romantic stroll here will take you to see species such as love birds, deer, iguanas and monkeys. Knowledgeable guides can also guide you around the park answering any questions you have about the animals here.
Go for a romantic picnic at Half Moon Bay
Antigua has a total of 365 beaches, but one of the best and most romantic is Half Moon Bay – a natural and curve of coral coloured sand that curves for one mile along the southeast coast of the island. You’ll find no luxury resorts and restaurants, this beach is back to nature all the way. If you ask, many of the resorts will pack you picnics to take out with you and Half Moon Bay is an excellent choice. Make sure you bring your own snorkel and mask to explore the coral gardens that lie just offshore too.
Enjoy romantic views from Harmony Hall restaurant
If you’re looking for a great place for a romantic meal on your honeymoon, you can’t do better than the stunning views from Harmony Hall, a boutique hotel, restaurant and art gallery. Situated in the tropical gardens of an old historic sugar mill, the restaurant affords beautiful views over Nonsuch Bay. Why not try ordering your meal ahead of time and go for a dip at nearby Half Moon Bay before you go? Or you could look around the old stone-cut buildings and art gallery. It’s a bit of a trek to get here up gravel tracks, but it’s worth it if you can make it.